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  1. A joyful noise: Brass band concert heralds Christmas week's arrivalRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    Brass horns made beautiful music at Union Point Park Sunday afternoon as 18 to 20 musicians brought their instruments to the gazebo for the fifth annual Christmas Brass Concert. The unrehearsed group of horn players of various talent levels blended beautifully for a performance of 22 Christmas carols.

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  2. Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra gave a fun and festive gig at the Motorpoint ArenaRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | IcNetwork

    It felt like New Year's Eve had come early as Jools Holland took to the stage at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. You could tell it was the last show of the tour, as the musicians were clearly having so much fun and were definitely in the festive spirit.

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  3. Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize storyRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

    Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday. The Library of Congress honoured the singer and songwriter behind "New York State of Mind," ''Allentown," ''Piano Man" and numerous other hits with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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  4. PERFORMANCE: The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, December 19-25Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | All About Jazz

    For likely the first time ever, the Twin Cities jazz scene will be broadly represented in the release of a CD sampling 13 working bands on Saturday night.

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  5. The Brian Setzer OrchestraRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | LA Weekly

    Ex-Stray Cat Brian Setzer has found life after rockabilly by stepping forward into the past with a dazzling big band that rips up the roots of swing, jazz and early rock & roll. A warmly kitschy vibe pervades the Setzer crew's annual Christmas really-big-show, which sees the nattily dressed guitarist-singer leading a brass-heavy ensemble in a compendium of classics from decades past, plus some Stray Cats stuff and a sprinkling of Christmas standards tricked out in appropriately swingin' settings.

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  6. What Stock Market Sectors Are Gaining The Most From Low Rates?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Seeking Alpha

    We can officially count 2014 as another bad year for Wall Street's investment strategists. Not only were they dead wrong about their prediction that interest rates would rise.

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  7. Brian Setzer Orchestra - Christmas Comes Alive (2010): On Second ThoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Something Else! Reviews

    ... has this knack for connecting with the redux zeitgeist. In the 1980s, it was rockabilly . In the last decade, big-band jump blues. More recently, Setzer has used that template for a series of popular holiday-themed albums. For me, though, these ...

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  8. With 'Diner,' Sheryl Crow segues to the stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Daily Herald

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When Gene Kelly gazed into the camera, 9-year-old Sheryl Crow of Kennett, Missouri, imagined he was getting ready to sing just for her.

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  9. Some Oscar Surprises Still Puzzle Awards-WatchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Carping at surprise best picture contenders is a favorite indoor sport among many Oscar mavens. Some controversies have legs that lasted decades.

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  10. Weekend best bets: Brian Setzer Orchestra, War and Winter ParqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Las Vegas Sun

    ... Tickets are $35 to $120. The game starts at 12:30 p.m. Put a little swing in your Christmas spirit with a night of big-band renditions of holiday classics courtesy of the one and only Brian Setzer. Fans can expect tunes from the band's three hit ...

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  11. Brian Setzer's rockabilly music is made to lastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Wave

    More than 30 years after Brian Setzer's riffs were first pressed to wax, the prolific guitarist, singer and bandleader is still finding inspiration in vinyl records. Cranking up an old record on his stereo spinning platter impressed his daughter so much that it motivated her to start collecting vinyl.

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  12. Linda Jo Scott column: Gershwins leave wondrousaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Battle Creek Enquirer

    After teaching a couple classes recently on the topic at the Learning in Retirement program in Battle Creek, I've come to truly appreciate George and Ira Gershwin. The two talented brothers were born in New York City in the late 1890s of Jewish parents from Russia and Lithuania.

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  13. Big Gigs for Dec. 19-25: 'Jingle Bell Doc,' Jeremy Messersmith, Heiruspecs & moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Star Tribune

    ... Laurel Strings but also loud and feisty at times. As a fun nightcap on the year, Messersmith recently dropped a new big-band holiday anthem, "Let's Ditch Christmas." Nervy rockers the Cloax Ox, led by Fog's Andrew Broder, aren't to be missed in the ...

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  14. Audio FileRIVERSIDE: Brian Setzer delivers musical presents with holiday showRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Press-Enterprise

    Brian Setzer really doesn't need anything except a guitar, an amplifier and a microphone when he is on stage. The guitarist, famous first for his music with the Stray Cats, then as a solo artist and later as the leader of a rock 'n' roll big band orchestra, can achieve with his playing what other groups need multiple players to do.

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  15. Big Gigs for Dec. 19-25: TC Community Gospel Choir, Jeremy Messersmith, Heiruspecs & moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Star Tribune

    ... Laurel Strings but also loud and feisty at times. As a fun nightcap on the year, Messersmith recently dropped a new big-band holiday anthem, "Let's Ditch Christmas." Nervy rockers the Cloax Ox, led by Fog's Andrew Broder, aren't to be missed in the ...

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  16. Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Eastern Daily Press

    Maddermarket Theatre's Christmas show The Borrowers. Pictured left to right Fionna Monk , Oskar Schmidt-Hansen and Liam Arnolds .

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  17. Spirit of songRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | NewsReview.com

    ... some surprises for listeners as well. While living in San Francisco in the '70s, one of Reider's colleagues wrote a big-band score for "Sly" by Herbie Hancock. The song, from Hancock's breakthrough funk album Head Hunters , was originally put to ...

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  18. Your Weekend Starts Now 12/18/14Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | NY1

    NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report.

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  19. Holiday pops show serves up a variety-style twisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Concord Monitor

    Jazz lovers, rejoice! Your holiday season is about to get a bit brighter with a dose of world-class jazz - right here in Concord. The Capital Jazz Orchestra is starting a tradition Sunday with its newest production: the Holiday Pops Variety Show at the Concord City Auditorium.

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  20. Noted violinist Lindsay Deutsch to solo at Allentown holiday concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Morning Call

    ... "Bugler's Holiday." "Fiddle Faddle" is another winner, featuring accordionist Beverly Roberts Curnow in a swinging, big-band sounding number. Other Anderson favorites include many of his most popular novelty pieces such as "The Syncopated Clock," ...

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